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Rustic Cuff Fundraiser

A  Rustic Cuff bracelet fundraiser is underway to benefit mental health and substance abuse services at Counseling & Recovery Services for adults, children and families. The Rustic Cuff “Emerson” bracelet is a custom design that reflects the agency logo and mental health awareness. Only 150 are available. Bracelets cost $32 each. Payment are due at the time of purchase.  Orders may […]

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Brain disorders affect learning, behavior

In each classroom, 15 percent of children have a mental health/brain disorder affecting their ability to learn and manage their behavior. These children often end up in trouble for not staying on task, disrupting class and acting out. It doesn’t need to happen this way. So much amazing research is underway that will eventually lead […]

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Mental Health Court changes lives

Montreal remembers when his life began to spiral downhill. He was 12 years old when his brother was murdered. At age 14, he ended up drifting from place to place when his grandmother could no longer care for him. “I self-medicated with marijuana,” Montreal said. “I was always hyper, never calm, and I just went […]

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2015: Year of thanks, growth & change

2015 was a year of thanks, growth and change at Counseling & Recovery Services. “How lucky I am that I have something that makes saying goodbye so hard,” a CALM Center client wrote at the end of her seven-day stay. One adult client said, “Good docs and staff and the pharmacy literally saves my life […]

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Help with my kids!

Want answers and actions for difficult moments in parenting? Call our children’s department at 918.236.4140. Becoming a Love and Logic Parent© teaches simple techniques that are effective with all children, from toddlers to teens. 2016 sessions include: One-day classes: 9-5 Fridays, February 5 & March 25; Six-week courses on Thursdays: March 24-April 28 from 10 a.m. to noon; John Paris is on […]

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Helping kids cope with Oregon tragedy

We join the nation in mourning the loss of life in Oregon’s community college shooting  on Thursday. In response to this and other  tragedies that occur at a school, many children, teens and young adults have questions and concerns. There are excellent resources online for children, families, school personnel and clinical professionals. One specific resource is the […]

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Healing emotionally after tornadoes

The impact of tornadoes and storms, including emotional distress, lasts for some time. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers excellent resources for individuals, families and communities. Here are some excerpts from and a link to SAMHSA’s website: Symptoms of distress may appear before, during, and after a tornado or severe storm and may […]

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Sanctuary Certified Organization

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma is the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care.  Certification required a three-year implementation process involving clients, employees and board members and a two-day site review. Our Sanctuary Community recognizes clients and staff experience adversity, traumatic events and stress in […]

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Tulsa World’s series on mental illness

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma was part of the recent Tulsa World series, “Hitting Home,” on homelessness and mental illness. As mentioned in the series, Oklahoma ranks second in the nation in the prevalence of mental illness. As one of the 14 Oklahoma community mental health centers, Counseling & Recovery Services is a critical part of […]

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High school senior thanks CALM staff

Staff at the CALM Center, a 24/7 crisis center for youth ages 10-17, recently received a unique thank you for helping change a girl’s life. A young woman who came to the CALM Center in 2012 with major depression created a charcoal drawing and brought it to Life Skills Coach Tabitha Byrd to thank Tabitha […]

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